This is our local paper's front page from Saturday. Our beautiful catholic church is to be dismantled. You can see the brick under the stone coating. This is breaking my heart. This church steeple can be seen for miles as you enter our town.
Lightening struck the steeple a few years ago. The bell tower caught fire.. the steeple was rebuilt. I do not know if the lightening cause the structural damage or the all the waters , from heavy rains, or the putting out of the fire, or just some kind of washout at the foundation. maybe a combination of it all.
We lived 4 blocks from this church on the same street , for many years. Then when I was raising my daughters we lived 3 blocks from here. So this church has been a big part of our lives. Our neighborhood. Our town. It is to be dismantled and all the things saved that can be saved. The pews, the altar, and such. I am not sure if they plan to rebuild...how very sad.
Wishing all of you well. XO